Choosing Fullbrook

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How to apply to Fullbrook

Applications for a place at Fullbrook School in September every year should be made through the Local Education Authority.

You can apply online via Surrey County Council’s website: or by telephoning the Contact Centre on 0300 200 1015 to request a booklet.

Applications must be made through Surrey County Council. Details of how to apply can be found on their website.

Typical Day at Fullbrook

At Fullbrook we have a 10 day timetable which means your lesson schedule takes place over a two week period. You can also view your timetable on ClassCharts.

Students can arrive onto the school site from 8 am to meet friends or buy some breakfast in the restaurant.


The School Day

8:25 First Bell
8:30 – 9:00 Tutor Time
9:00 – 10:40 Lesson 1
10:40 – 11:00 Breaktime
11:00 – 12:40 Lesson 2
12:40 – 13:20 Lunch Break
13:20 – 13:25 Movement Time
13:25 – 15:05 Lesson 3
Enrichment Clubs


After school a lot of students enjoy a wide range of clubs and activities. Every time you take part in an extra-curricular activity you earn precious house points. There is also a Homework Club in the LRC where you have access to PCs and a colour laser printer.

Year 11 Mentors

What are mentors?

Each student in Year 7 has a mentor. This mentor is a student in Year 11 who has been trained to help the Year 7 students to settle into life at Fullbrook.

How are mentors selected?

All Year 11 students are invited to apply. They are then interviewed and approximately 70 mentors are selected. Once selected, the mentors receive training and then meet their Year 7s on the Transition Day in June.

What do mentors do?

Mentors take the new Year 7s from lesson to lesson for the first two weeks in September and help the Year 7s become familiar with the layout of Fullbrook. Mentors help the new students to be organised and resolve every day problems that they may face. Mentors also run activities twice a week during tutor time until October half term and are available on the Year 7 playground during lunch times.

We are very proud of our mentors!

  • “Mentors are nice and helpful and when you are lost, they help you”
  • “They wear ties so we know who to ask for help”
  • “They help you remember where to go for each lesson”
  • “The Year 11 mentors help us in the first two weeks”

Transition Timeline

The Local Education Authority will send confirmation to parents confirming their child’s place at secondary school. Fullbrook send enrolment log ins to parents.

Primary school pupil profiles are transferred to Fullbrook and tutor group lists are established. Head of Year 7 completes Year 6 Primary School visits to collect data and answer initial questions from Year 6 about the transition.

Transition days – Year 6 pupils visit Fullbrook for two days. They will experience an assembly at secondary school for the first time, meet the tutors, tour the school, attend some lessons, meet with some current Year 7 students and meet their Year 11 mentors.

Parent Information Evening – All Year 7 parents are invited to attend an evening event. Where they have the opportunity to learn more about the culture of Fullbrook and gain a deeper understanding of how the processes work.

Parents will receive practical information in preparation of starting secondary school.

Primary schools prepare pupils to change schools and families attend ‘leavers’ events.

SATs results are transferred to Fullbrook.

Year 7 have special arrangements at the start of the school year. On the first day of school there is a staggered start allowing Year 7 to start a little earlier than the rest of the school.

Lunch arrangements are adjusted in order to give Year 7 more time to eat for the first two weeks. Mentors take students from lesson to lesson for the first two weeks of term. Learning Support Assistants are allocated to a tutor group for the first two to three weeks and will go to every lesson with that tutor group.

Academic Profiling – this continues as other forms of data are gathered about the students and entered into the schools database. All teaching staff use this information in order to challenge students appropriately.

Students are no longer taught in tutor groups for English, Maths and Science but are grouped so that they are taught alongside other students of similar ability. This allows teachers to challenge students appropriately and target their individual needs.

Meet the Tutor Evening – An early opportunity for parents to meet with their child’s tutor and discuss how their child has coped with the transition.

House System

All students in Fullbrook are members of one of four Houses: Dragon, Griffin, Pegasus and Phoenix.

Each tutor group belongs to a House and all students in that tutor group are members of the same House. The House System aims to:

  • Develop a sense of belonging and community within a safe environment
  • Enrich every students’ experience of school life
  • Encourage enjoyable and healthy participation
  • Promote the school’s Maths, Science and Technology specialism


Students take part in house assemblies with students from other year groups, vote in House elections and participate in a wide range of house activities and competitions during the year. Students earn points for their House through a variety of activities. A House point can be earned for each of the following:

  • Demonstrating ACE learning behaviours in lesson
  • Membership of after school clubs
  • Sports day activities
  • Participating in any house competition


Behaviour & Reward


At Fullbrook, we expect all students and staff to ‘Work Hard and Be Kind’. The ‘ACE’ reward system was designed by Student Leadership and highlights three specific learning behaviours that they believe demonstrate when they are ‘Working Hard’.

  • Achievementan exceptional, completed piece of work
  • Couragehaving a mindset that takes on a challenging task
  • Engagementabsolute and unwavering focus on a given task

Students are awarded House Points for demonstrating ‘ACE’ behaviours and if they receive ‘Student of the Lesson’, they receive two House Points. Any member of staff can, at any time, award a student an ‘Act of Kindness’ House Point which highlights a selfless or kind act they have witnessed. The reason for the ‘Act of Kindness’ is entered into ClassCharts and can be viewed by families through the app.

Code of Conduct

Our Code of Conduct is incredibly simple. Is the behaviour of the child ‘disruptive’ or ‘disrespectful’? If the behaviour is disruptive and therefore wasting learning time, they are given two ‘warnings’ (W1 and W2) which are opportunities to correct their behaviour and remain in the lesson, if a third disruptive behaviour occurs the student receives a ‘W3’. In the event of a W3, a senior member of staff will remove the student from their lesson and they will sit a same-day detention. If the behaviour is disrespectful toward the teacher or other students, there are no warnings and the student is to receive an immediate W3. If a teacher decides to remove a student from their lesson, it is school policy that the member of staff phone parents on the same day to explain the behaviour of the student and the reason for the W3.

Ready to Learn

“Supporting every student to be prepared and focussed so that they can make the most of every minute of every lesson”

Being ‘prepared’ means that students have the equipment they need for the day and their uniform is worn both correctly and with pride. All tutors check that students in their tutor group have the required equipment each morning and all staff are expected to correct the uniform of a student if it worn incorrectly.

Being ‘focused’ means that students are free from distraction from their mobile phones. Fullbrook has a policy of ‘See it, Hear it, Take it’, which means that if a member of staff sees or hears a mobile phone they are to confiscate it from the student and hand it to reception.

Supporting Your Child

10 Top Tips!

1. Children need a quiet place to do their homework.

2. Keep pens, pencils, calculators, dictionaries and rulers handy!

3. Dip into a dictionary to check meanings and spellings.

4. Help them, but don’t do it for them! If you ask your child for explanations it will encourage them to think it through more clearly.

5. Regularly look through your child’s books and discuss their progress for each subject.

6. Use everyday activities like going to the shops to help them put their learning into practice.

7. Go out and about to visit a variety of places and enjoy learning together.

8. Watch out for tv programmes and media that have something to do with their studies.

9. Breakfast gives your child energy to learn.

10. Buy them educational games and books to read. These are activities that can be enjoyed by the whole family.